Saturday, 15 May 2021

Saturday Photo: The Animals of My Neighborhood...and Jokes

When this Covid business started and I was effectively cut off from our grandchildlren, I looked around for ways to keep in contact with them.  Sending letters was a partial solution even though we live in the same city.

 Last spring I wrote a series of stories about our extended family, which included tales of the Spanish Flu epidemic a hundred years ago.  Then, having covered the bases there, I looked around for more things to send in the mail.  These include a series of photos of the strange animals around our neighborhood, like this urban wolf that howls not far from the Outremont Métro station.

But, the kids tell me, nothing beats jokes, so I've been looking for suitable ones in both English and French.

Here's favourite of the youngest (4 1/2: Two mothers are talking  while their children play in the sandbox. 

"My baby has been walking for three months now," says one.

"You better go looking for him," says the other.  "He's probably a gone a long way in that time."

Well, I guess we have a new category to join the "Dad joke" one: it's the Kid joke.


lagatta à montréal said...

I've never noticed your neighbourhood wolf. Lots of dogs and cats though.

This is pertinent in terms of your writing on adequate densification without forests of high-rises

Marie, rue Saint-Dominique, Petite-Italie

lagatta à montréal said...

Unfortunately, I can't open tweets - twitter demands a mobile phone number; I have only a landline (and a computer, obviously).

Marie, rue Saint-Dominique, Petite-Italie